Local zoo takes precautions to protect birds and poultry from Avian Flu

LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -The Avian Flu is in the air. It is a disorder that can be deadly for birds and can be devastating to poultry farms. It’s specifically prevalent throughout this time of calendar year, as birds vacation back again North for the hotter seasons, which lead to area zoos using safeguards.

At Lupa Zoo in Ludlow, they are undertaking what they can to defend against the extremely pathogenic avian influenza, also recognised as the Avian Flu, which is pretty critical for birds.

Officers stated it is a virus that has been identified in many wild birds and domestic flocks together the east coastline and is mainly staying brought up by migrating ducks and Canadian geese that are transmitting the virus through their droppings.

We checked in with the staff at Lupa Zoo to see if they were being taking preventative steps to make sure the basic safety of bird species in this article in western Mass.

“It’s lethal and it kills a large amount of chickens and it kills a whole lot of ducks when it receives in there, so we have to be mindful, we have to wash our toes when we go into cleanse. We have to be careful with any wild migrating birds,” said Wally Lupa, Facility Director of Animal Care and Facility Growth.

He said they hold their chickens inside and will not permit their ducks, swans and geese on to their big pond right until they get clearance from the vet. They also preserve the Parakeets and Kookaburra in their individual different lined properties.

As of correct now, there are not at present any described scenarios of the virus in humans in the United States.